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Uche Pedro Listed Amongst 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa 2014 by Forbes



The Future Awards Announces Uche Pedro as Young Media Entreprenuer of the Year 2013 - BellaNaija - October 2013

The BN team is excited that our founder – Uche Pedro nee Eze was listed as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes this week.

Mfonobong Nsehe for the business magazine had this to say:

“The 29 year-old Nigerian media entrepreneur is the founder of BellaNaija, a thriving new media company that develops online media content for African (primarily Nigerian) audiences. is Nigeria’s premier lifestyle, entertainment and fashion website, and garners an average of 10 million page views every month.”

Other Nigerians on the list are Tunde Kehinde – Founder of Jumia Nigeria, Bankole Cardoso – CEO, Easy Taxi – read more about the start-up hereKunmi Otitoju – Founder of Minku Design.

To see the full list, click here!



    February 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Congrats Uche. You are truly a trail blazer.

    • Anonymous

      February 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Uche, face your work o!

  2. tinu

    February 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Is Uche 29?

    • Atoke

      February 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Yes ma.

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      February 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Nope, She’s actually 92, that’s just her football age….that way she can qualify for the U-30 soccer team.
      Is that a better explanation and do you feel more achieved with you life now??
      More importantly…congrats to you Uche!! you are truly an inspiration!! xoxo

    • me

      February 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      lmao! ‘football age’

    • Olori Tari

      February 8, 2014 at 12:48 am


    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      February 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Make una leave Tinu, joh. Maybe she’s simply inspired that someone that age has managed to make global presence for herself through blogging… 🙂 Gotta say that I’m very impressed, never actually gave her age much thought but now I realize she must have been what, 22? 23? when she started all of this.

  3. DAMMY

    February 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    yaaaaaaay congrats Uche our beautiful yoruba wifey

  4. tinu

    February 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    She’s such a pretty!!!

  5. linda

    February 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    u deserve the best ma!! bravo!!

  6. Grown Woman

    February 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Well done Ms Pedro….im a big fan of BN.Im from Tanzania.Keep up with the good work.

  7. fashionandstylepolice

    February 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Congrats Uche.

  8. Ivie

    February 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Go gal..cant be prouderrrr!

  9. jcsgrl

    February 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Yes Girl! You go Girl!

  10. Leah

    February 7, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Not surprising, very well deserved. Congrats!

  11. Just saying...

    February 7, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Congrats gurl…
    Beauty n brains

  12. Rixon

    February 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    #HonestQuestion How is BanKole the co founder of Easy Taxi Nigeria when it is an app that was founded by Tallis Gomes in Brazil which expanded operations to Nigeria? From his interviews he almost gives the impression that he created the app. Or is Easy Taxi Nigeria app different from the the Easy Taxi app.. I am a bit confused.. If you can answer, please do..Thanks

    • Dee

      February 7, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      You might want to click on the Forbes link, it clarifies things in regards to the Easy Taxi Nigeria and Mr. Bankole’s role

    • Ohboy

      February 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Please help me ask them O. All of this founder craze where people who manage another’s invention is called a founder.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      February 8, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      @ Rixon, you should watch the video which BN posted, which showed his interview with CNN and he was very clear about stating that EasyTaxi was an application created by founders in Brazil, who he contacted before introducing the same concept in Nigeria. Sorry I don’t have the link to post, too lazy to fish it out… 🙂

  13. Modella

    February 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Well deserved,even though I didn’t win any givaway prize 🙂

  14. Nominee

    February 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Congrats o! I be m fa! Am happy for you.

  15. Sexxie

    February 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Congrats Mrs. Pedro! You are super promising and a super big inspiration.

  16. Sharpie

    February 7, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Uche you’re my biggest inspiration! I’m just a little younger and I’ve never met you but when I see everything you’ve accomplished, I know I can make it! Congrats on this recognition. It is well deserved. I have tremendous respect for you and I pray this is only the beginning for you and BN.

  17. Non professional opinion

    February 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Our girl did good. Congratulations!

  18. Nneks

    February 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    My role model of life! . …. Congrats

  19. BC

    February 7, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Congrats Uche. You are such an insertion to me.

    • BC

      February 7, 2014 at 7:17 pm


    • whocares

      February 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      lmaoooooooo. insertion though. I am starting to suspect all of you with predictive texts.. What do you get up to?! LOL.

  20. tee

    February 7, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats kunmi…QC old girl repping!!!

  21. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    February 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    But of course darling. If she’s not on the list, there should be no list.

  22. bobbydox

    February 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    congratulation to our darling Uche

  23. Koko

    February 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Bella Naija n d rest , Uche and the rest

  24. Nene

    February 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I remember d 1st we spoke on d fone I need to get info frm u for my client , u were so cool calm n collected even still date u r d sweetest girl I knw , congrat dear

  25. Hollynolly

    February 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Congrats dear! You deserve the recognition, kudos

  26. frances

    February 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    congratulations Uche,keep going are an inspiration to me..

  27. Dr. N

    February 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Good one. Thumbs up!

  28. Nathaniel

    February 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    So proud of you and thank you for creating such an informative website that has good and reliable sources. Keep it up.

  29. Kemisola

    February 7, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Congratulations Uche. it feels great seeing young women excel in their career.

  30. Chiamaka

    February 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Congrats Bella

  31. me

    February 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm


  32. Mzlyrics

    February 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    To think Uche is just 29! That’s amazing. Well done gurl! You have done very well for yourself. Naija is proud of you. Well done to the whole BN Team too.

  33. MLB

    February 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Congrats Uche, keep up the good Job.

  34. tatafo!

    February 7, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Well done Uche! you’ve done very well for yourself

  35. X- Factor

    February 7, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations Uche!

  36. Zee

    February 7, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    A big congrats to you, Uche! More feathers to your cap.

  37. elox!events

    February 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Wow!!!! Congrat Uche Much Love Long Live Bellanaija


    February 7, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    This is major. Wow, Congrats Uche. You inspire me so much. I love seeing our Nigerian women doing big things.

  39. Seyi

    February 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm


  40. NNENNE

    February 8, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Well deserved. Congratulations.

  41. Madame Solange

    February 8, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Good Job

  42. Olori Tari

    February 8, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Awwww go girl. Congrats !

  43. Fabmimi

    February 8, 2014 at 1:14 am


  44. Ginna

    February 8, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Wowww Congrats to bella! Mehn i just love this woman!
    Beauty, brains and very down to earth! Show me a man that is dilligent in his
    Undertakens he wont stand in fronth of mere men.u remind me of
    Noise making of what she has or not although she can afford more than that.
    God bless u the more.u are more than a virtous u loads


    February 8, 2014 at 1:46 am

    congratulations… you are an inspiration to your generation.. more grease to your elbow
    love from Mexico

  46. HomieHomie

    February 8, 2014 at 2:56 am


  47. Gbenga

    February 8, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Congrats Uche! 🙂

  48. no heart to hate

    February 8, 2014 at 8:29 am


  49. Nene Morgan

    February 8, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Congratulation. GO GIRL!

  50. mrs chidukane

    February 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Congrats dear

  51. Jemima

    February 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations Maam, More achievements to come …the lord always promotes the Humble! I receive that grace too………Me REP BELLA NAIJA

  52. isima richards

    February 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! congrats sista! u have always been an inspiration.

  53. o.c.i

    February 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Bella naija …..the first and the best…..
    Congrats Uche , you really are an inspiration.
    Btw, I’m still waiting for your wedding feature ….lol just kidding, the fact that you’re so private makes me respect you even more, you’re a breath of fresh air in these days of people living out their lives on social media…….but I really won’t mind if you publish your wedding album.
    May God bless you and all your endeavours

  54. Josam

    February 8, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Congrats Uche, wish you greater achievements! Loves

  55. whocares

    February 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    #dancingrunningman.. Go Uche, its your (I cant think of anything that rhymes with is your birthday sorry). I am glad your hard work and entrepreneurship is being recognised. Congratulations, and bigger and better things from here on.

  56. Bisi BusyBee!

    February 8, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Congrats Uche! a well deserved award/honor. Thanks for inspiring we young women in business. You just proved the scripture that says ; Your gifts shall make room for you’
    Some day diligent woman like me will join the list.. *smiles*

  57. SaveNaija

    February 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Uche? Uche? Uche? How many times I call you? The shinning light on a hill. We celebrate you, not because of what you have been able to accomplish so far, but because of the way you handled the success! Thank you for giving hope to any girl/boy/woman/man who dares to dream. Thank you for giving us the platform to voice our opinions. You have done well!

  58. speaking of which

    February 8, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    You deserve this and More…. God bless U more

  59. Mora

    February 9, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Congratulation! Very few people handle success like you do…such a humble heart.
    More grease to your elbows…Stay blessed.

  60. Luqman

    February 9, 2014 at 5:49 am


  61. Tosin

    February 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm


  62. Theresa Omoronyia

    February 10, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Well done dear! Your humility and hard work will continue to open more doors for you.
    Wishing you God’s blessings.

  63. DAMMY

    February 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

    lmao at Uche face your work

  64. Hannah

    February 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    uche face your work …. lolz

    congrats. she is a very nice person. and down to earth. congrats again.

  65. 1 + The One

    February 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulations Uche! Many more to come by God’s grace xx


    February 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Aww congrats Uche, you have inspired many including me. Well done :).

  67. Ibinabo

    February 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Yay!!! Congratz Uche..

  68. Falke by Aisha

    February 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Uche congratulations

  69. Dominic Uwajeh

    March 5, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Just saw it now on and i came here to congratulate you, am really proud of you

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